The Columbus Hamburg Illuminated Desktop Globe 16 Inch thrills with its elegant style. The sophisticated design of the stainless steel base is a tasteful complement to the blue ocean globe. The sphere itself, measuring 16 inches in diameter, is held 20 inches tall on its stand. The semi-meridian, which frames the desktop globe, features a time dial at the apex of the Columbus globe.
The Hamburg features two maps in one with the DUORAMA technology. A bold and colorful physical map graces the world globe's surface when it is not illuminated. The planet's natural colors shine with the greens, yellows and blues from the earth's oceans and continents. Flip on the model's light switch and watch as some aspects of a political map subtly emerge on its surface. The boundaries between nations and abundance of place names become visible with light.
The 16 inch Columbus globe was hand assembled. The skilled craftspeople that work at the German manufacturer's headquarters cut and glue each map gore to the model's acrylic surface by hand. This meticulous and time intensive process is what makes the Columbus globes special. Each handcrafted beauty shines with its artisanal qualities. The Columbus Hamburg Illuminated Desktop Globe 16 Inch is a memorable tabletop model from the designer's esteemed line. Whether intended for a desk, bookshelf or coffee table, this world globe is sure to delight wherever it's displayed in the home or office.
Arrived in the mail today, very much like the physical/duorama map and cool stainless steel design.
We chose the Hamburg globe for our home. The physical map is really stunning in real life.